David Price pitched a complete game as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 to claim the American League’s second wild-card spot.
Josh Hamilton became the 16th player in Major League Baseball history to hit four home runs in a game and drove in a career-high eight runs as the Texas Rangers won 10-3 at Baltimore.
Yu Darvish came within two outs of his first complete game in Major League Baseball as he guided the Texas Rangers to a 2-0 win against the New York Yankees.
Nelson Cruz hit a postseason record sixth home run and Michael Young drove in five as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 15-5 to win their second consecutive American League pennant and a spot in the World Series.
Cliff Lee remained undefeated in postseason play, pitching the Texas Rangers to a 5-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays and into the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees scored two runs off All-Star closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning to secure a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers.
The Texas Rangers escaped a series sweep by the American League-leading New York Yankees last night, winning the last of the four Major League Baseball games 10-6.
The opening game of the World Series was supposed to be a showcase for pitchers Cliff Lee of the Texas Rangers and Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants.
The Texas Rangers held on to a big lead this time against the Yankees, sending the American League Championship Series to New York with the teams tied 1-1.
Hiroki Kuroda took a no-hitter into the seventh inning as the New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 3-0 in a matchup of the top two teams in the American League.